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I've started going back through Low Budget FM shows and god damn I wish they were still up on iTunes. The stuff they were doing in 2011 and 2012 was just fantastic. I bought the collection so luckily I have them all saved, but I wish I could spread the word and I think they're finally gone.
A couple little tastes:
Jason Chaffetz' entry into Asshole of the Week competition has been submitted, and it's pretty strong.
That's hilarious! I love it!
No way man, don't apologize. That's exactly why I got so tied up in knots trying to explain the reference. In my mind as I posted it, I loved hearing your story but (probably due to my own allergies) I felt like I needed to hedge my own post with something self deprecating. That's why I wished I could have the reference back particularly after I went back and re-read it after you commented and it wasn't nearly as long-winded as I thought at the time. I am 100% in on band stories from back in the day. I love that shit. Somehow in my own mind when I do it my head gets all weird about it and a couple of sentences feels like droning on and on, and then I feel some need to hedge. It's just my own personal bullshit. I LOVE colorful stories and name drops. I'm 100% here for that stuff. Who are we if not for our experiences? Sorry if my boiling pot of neurosis splashed onto you a bit. Totally not intended AT ALL.
I know what you mean though. I miss it. I was never any good, but I was surrounded by people who were that let me be a part of it and I miss the comradery and the excitement of creating things and of just nailing the shit out of a tune. As tedious as it got from time to time, I think I miss recording the most. Building something up, brick by brick and seeing it take shape. Starting with the song as we knew it, but examining it in pieces and watching it evolve into what it would become. Man, I loved that stuff.
I too always hated trying to answer "what do you sound like?" I never had any idea what to say. It felt too self aggrandizing to start listing references as if you're creating some comparison, but it feels weird to assign yourself a genre because... I don't know, man? What does "you know, somewhere in the alt/indie rock sphere" even mean? My sort of stock answer was that the asker should ask someone who isn't in the band because they would know better than we would.
I would love to hear some stuff. That would be awesome if you would DM me some. Thanks!